I've finally found some time to go through some of the videos recorded from my gigs over the summer. I did a few gigs as part of the Edinburgh Fringe festival through the lovely people at Lost Horizons Folk Club.
The Wupadupa Eco show earlier in March was a lovely intimate gig. Amrit Sond played a blinding headline set and I got to play a slightly long set than usual due to the third act having to cancel because they were poorly.
Wow, fantastic news. Tom Robinson played my song Bubble Clouds on his mixtape show earlier this week. You can listen to the recording again for a short while at the following link...
I've done a few gigs since playing Edinburgh and Glastonbury Festivals, but not had the time to upload any of the videos or photos taken at them. Now my gigs for this year are all done I've got the time to catch up on sorting out gig photos, videos, writing songs and blog posts.
New York web magazine Stocking Blue recently featured the video for Choccy Rolls as their Friday afternoon cheerful tune. Huge thanks to them for that. Check it out on the link below...
Big thanks to Squishymachine for making such a beautifully, poignant video for my song about dementia called Choccy Rolls.
The first Wupadupa Eco show at the Environment Centre in New Malden last month was a great success. We had a lovely intimate venue, a first gig for Proto Kino and some lovely unplugged sessions from Bob Munton, Paul Harvey and myself.
What a lovely evening the Lost Horizons gig in Leytonstone was last week. It was so nice playing to a room full of people all listening intently. Big thanks to the Lost Horizons crew for putting on such a beautiful evening.
Here's a video from my recent gig at the Harrison in Kings Cross. It's my cover of There is a light that never goes out by The Smiths, performed live and unplugged in front of a lovely audience...
Here's another little video I've recorded of me playing a song whilst sitting on a giant sofa. This time it's There is a Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths. I've been playing this cover live for quite a while and thought it was about time I recorded a version for Youtube. The sofa featured is very comfy so I can see myself recording many more song videos on it...
Here's my take on the amazing Foals song Red Socks Pugie from their first album, recorded on a big red sofa that was so huge I was scared it would swallow me up!
Happy New Year! There are lots of exciting goings on in the world of Sugardrum. The recording of the new album is progressing rather nicely and I've just finished a new video for my cover of New York New York. I hope you like it.
Whilst rummaging around in the loft I noticed an old video game system from the eighties called the Scrollatron Video Game System. It wasn't a very popular game system so not many of them sold, but I thought it would be ideal to use for the video for my song, Bubbleclouds.
Here's a video of part of my set from Tribal Earth Festival in August this year. The video features the ending of my cover of There is a Light by The Smiths and Under the Stairs, followed by Postcard and Motorway Song. Thanks to Mike for making the video.
I did a last minute support gig at the Barfly in Camden, London last weekend, supporting Union Sound Set and Richard Parker. The call asking me to play came the afternoon of the gig; I was going to see Union Sound Set anyway and almost left without my guitar before the call came. Everything was a bit last minute and I forgot to give someone my camera to take photos and videos. Fortunately I had some friends in the audience who took some photos and a slightly grainy video on their phones :)
Merry Christmas! I set myself a challenge on Christmas eve to write and record an xmas themed song. I managed it, but by the time I'd edited the video and waited for it to upload to Youtube I only had time to email it to a few friends before heading back home for xmas so here is a slightly late Sugardrum Merry Crimbo video :)
Here's a wee video I recorded whilst I was away in Scotland. The background noise is coming from a beautiful waterfall, a few feet behind me on the other side of the hill I was sitting on.
Here's another live video from the little session I did at Tribal Voices at Small World Festival in May, this time Fallen Guru...
Here's a video of my song, 1 of 1 that I recorded in the Tribal Voices tent at Small World Festival earlier in the year. Thanks to Mark for his camera work and for putting this online for me.
I've just uploaded up first official music video, for the song Rainglow which features on one of my free EPs available to download for free from our Bandcamp page.
I was lucky enough to perform at Wildheart Gathering at the beginning of this month. It's a truly beautiful festival set amongst the most amazing grounds with lots of woods and fields nearby. Whilst there I took the opportunity to go for a wander with my guitar. I nervously crossed a field full of cows, keep a wide berth from them as I made my way to the woods on the other side of the field. The cows got bored of looking at me by the time I had past them and went back to eating their breakfast. In the woods, I set up my little camera and recorded a couple of videos.
Here's a short video from my recent house gig...
Here's a video of Fallen Guru by Sugardrum, recorded at the unplugged Wupadupa house gig at the end of last year. This song features me, Nigel on vocals and guitar, Danielle on harmonies, Matt on glock, Storme on cajon and Fluff the Cat on Sleeping. The whole gig is available to download for free from the Sugardrum Bandcamp site.
Yay! Massive thanks to Mark Hellewell who recorded and recently uploaded the semble vs sugardrum gig we did as part of the wupadupa Freedom Festival for Amnesty International last October.
You can find the Sugardrum videos on our youtube channel and below...
I've just uploaded a video of Are We There Yet? recorded at the wupadupa String Thing on 22nd Sep 2007.